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14 Memory Care Communities in the Worcester Area

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Manor on the Hill

The Difference is Caring

  • We are committed to provide you with maximum independence in a luxurious environment
  • Emergency Response System in each room
  • Social activity calendar, outings, exercise and live entertainment
  • On site rehab services and hospice services available
  • Elegant dining room with fireplace where yhree hot and nutritious meals are served daily

Tatnuck Park at Worcester

Welcome to Tatnuck Park at Worcester Senior Living in Worcester, MA

  •  340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Kitchenette
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Daily activity & exercise programs
  • Outdoor walking paths and gardens

Shrewsbury Crossings

Welcome to Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings in Shrewsbury, MA

  •  311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Private bath w/ safety features including grab bars and hand-held shower head
  • Reliable weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Manicured and maintained landscaped grounds with water fountain
  • Private dining room for special gatherings

Sunrise of Leominster

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  6 Beth Avenue at Route 12, Leominster, MA 01453
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Golden Pond Assisted Living

Welcome Home

  •  50 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
  • Full-time Program Director, Social Program Director, Resident Care Director and 24-hour Resident Care Associates trained in Alzheimer's care
  • Apartment housekeeping, daily bed making, trash removal, laundering of towels, linens and personal laundry, and maintenance of building and grounds
  • Personal care assistance (help with showering, dressing and personal hygeine) and medication management assistance in the privacy of the resident's apartment
  • “Brain healthy” Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program featuring delicious meals
  • Additional services are available from third-party vendors, including hairdressing & barber services, dry cleaning, pharmacy delivery, private telephone, cable TV & internet service

Cornerstone at Milford

Welcome to Cornerstone at Milford

  •  11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
  • Spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Dramatic dining room, a library with computers available for community use and a full-service salon where residents can have their hair and nails done
  • Cafe where residents will enjoy
  • Conveniently located at the intersection of Rte. 109 (Medway Road) and Birch Street, Cornerstone at Milford is just one block from Rte. 495 and only minutes from downtown Milford
  • Having local, hands-on ownership and operations management ensures complete attention to detail and a strong commitment to the success of this community over the long term

Leominster Crossings

Welcome to Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings in Leominster, MA

  •  1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Sunroom/covered patio
  • Wellness center that will help you stay healthy and trim
  • Private dining room for family gatherings
  • Recreation room

Brookdale Cushing Park

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702 $$
  • Set on 36 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 225 apartments on three floors with independent living cottages close by
  • Our common areas include our lovely dining room, library and activities center
  • Conveniently located in a residential area near the Natick Mall, Shoppers World and Farm Pond
  • With a full range of services, residents can remain here even if their health needs change.

The Residence at Valley Farm

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Excercise room and regular recreational activities
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Sunrise of Wayland

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  285 Commonwealth Road (Rt 30), Wayland, MA 01778
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

The Residence at Paine Estate

Welcome to the Residence at Paine Estate

  •  10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Scheduled local transportation

Concord Park

Welcome to Concord Park

  •  68 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742
  • We offer a range of accommodations and services to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Wellness Program, including exercise classes to improve strength & balance
  • Access to on-site trained personal care staff 24 hours a day

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.